Dine Out Boston | Sun., Aug. 7-Sat., Aug. 20 | Various times | Participating restaurants | $27+ | Sample area restaurants at special lunch + dinner prices — stay tuned for more details in an upcoming newsletter.
2022 Boston Seafood Festival | Sun., Aug. 7 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Boston Fish Pier | $20+ | Celebrate all things seafood with live demonstrations, an oyster shucking contest, fish cutting, and live entertainment. 🦞
Kendrick Lamar | Wed., Aug. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | TD Garden | $119+ | The Grammy award-winning rapper brings his “Big Steppers” tour to TD Garden.
Spectacle Summer Nights | Sat., Aug. 13 + Sat., Aug. 27 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Spectacle Island | $38 | Ferry to Spectacle Island for a special after-hours series including live music, lawn games, and food and drink from Night Shift Brewing and Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen. 🍺
Amy Schumer | Wed., Aug. 17 | 7:30-11:30 p.m. | The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St. | $71+ | Comedian Amy Schumer makes a stop in Boston for a night of laughter at The Wilbur.
Boston Greenfest | Fri., Aug. 19-Sun., Aug. 21 | Various times | Rose Kennedy Greenway + Christopher Columbus Park | Free | Enjoy live performances, eco-vendors, food, drinks, and lawn activities with year’s theme: “Renew. Restore. Regenerate.” 🌳
Pavona Patio Party | Mon., Aug. 1 | 9:30 p.m.-11 p.m. | Pammy’s, 928 Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Sip outdoors on a new Pavona (Italian-style Pilsner) from Lamplighter Brewing Co. + Pammy’s — your first glass is free. 🍺
Silent Book Club & Write Night | Mon., Aug. 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury St. | Free | Mingle with fellow book lovers before diving into your book of choice for an hour of silent reading. 📚
Jamaica Plain Movie Night | Tues., Aug. 2 | 7:45-9:45 p.m. | Jamaica Way at Moraine Street | Free | Watch “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” in the park with the community — no registration needed. 🎬
Folk Dancing by the Fountain | Tues., Aug. 2 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Copley Square | Free | Join the Folks Art Center of New England for a summer night of dancing + community enrichment — donations are appreciated.
Neighborhood Concert Series: Mattapan | Wed., Aug. 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hunt Playground, 40 Almont St. | Free | Enjoy live concerts in your neighborhood with this summer series, featuring the band Angela N The Unit in Mattapan. 🎶
Our city’s Little Italy is the place to be this month, with North End feasts honoring a different Italian saint every weekend — think street food like fried calamari, fresh cannoli + arancini.
We wrote you a guide to the feasts last month, and now it’s time to up the ante. Complete our Bingo scorecard to get the most out of the Italian festivities + for a chance to be featured in the newsletter. We’ll be playing right along with you — buon appetito, Boston.
Former Celtics center Bill Russell died yesterday at 88 years old. The basketball legend led Boston to 11 titles as a player and player-coach + was the NBA’s first Black head coach. Read more about his inspiring athletic career here. (Boston Globe)
Klondike’s Choco Taco is no more, but that doesn’t mean Boston won’t say goodbye. Head to Yellow Door Taqueriatomorrow, Aug. 2 for the Choco Taco Doughnut.Thefilled vanilla brioche with chocolate-peanut ganache is available at both locations (South End + Lower Mills) from 4 p.m. until supplies run out.🍩
Nope, that’s not a hand sanitizer dispenser you’re seeing in Salem. It’s free sunscreen as part of an initiative to prevent skin cancer from the state-funded North Shore Practice Safe Skin Collaboration + nonprofit IMPACT Melanoma. Find 100+ sunscreen dispensers around the city at spots like the Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, and Jamaica Pond. ☀️ (Boston.com)
Further plans have been released for The Fallon Co.’s new lab development in Charlestown’s Sullivan Square, including designs for a pedestrian connector. The 700-ft. path would connect Cambridge Street to D Street, giving residents access to an MBTAstation while featuring retail shops + open spaces along the way. (Boston Business Journal)
A state-wide universal school lunch initiative has been granted a one-year extension, meaning 400,000 Massachusetts students will continue to receive free meals regardless of family income level. Meals are provided through the summer, too — find a Summer Eats Meal Site near you. 🥪 (CBS Boston)
WFHlife might mean greater road congestion. While a new survey found that only 17% of Bostonians prefer to work in an office every day, those who do commute are opting to drive alone rather than take public transport. Might we recommend our guide to getting around with less gas? 🚗 (Boston Business Journal)
If you like piña coladas, you might just want to check out this job with the City. The Director of Strategic Initiatives will design + execute projects to promote equitable economic development, though a nightlife focus has coined the position the “late-night czar” (think: expanding liquor licenses + potentially bringing back happy hour).🍸 (Boston Business Journal)
Comedic acting met American country at the Clarke Cooke House last week, when Bill Murray and Wynonna Juddgrabbed dinner in Newport, RI. The stars dined separately, though they reportedly embraced + snapped a photo together upon seeing each other. (Boston.com)
Editor’s pick:BYOOM. That’s reader Marisa C.’s solution to the rising Dunkinflation we asked you about last week — it stands for bring your own oat milk, aka a way to avoid the additional cost of alternative milk with your morning cup.
As someone who frequently interrupts my boyfriend’s + my own work days for a coffee run (“Babe, you want to go to Dunkin’?”), I’m going to start to BMOAM — bring my own almond milk.
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